The Local Area
Llys-y-Fran Country Park
From Ivy Court through our garden gate is over 350 acres of parkland around wooded valleys and a 2 mile lake. There is good fishing as the lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout throughout the season.
For walkers and cyclists there is an 8 mile perimeter trail providing fine views and a variety of wildlife including badgers, foxes and otters. The broadleaf woodland provides a breeding site for sparrow hawk, buzzard and woodpecker whilst the lake attracts uncommon species such as little gull and black tern. Mountain bike and fishing boats may be hired. The gift shop and restaurant are open daily from March to October.
For further details about the Country Park including information on fishing, Telephone 01437 532273.
Folly farm Adventure Park and Zoo winner of both the best family day out in Pembrokeshire and Best Family day out in Wales. Jam-packed with exotic creatures, farmyard friends, exhilarating rides and adventure playgrounds, Folly Farm is truly fun for all the family.
Oakwood Theme Park is the largest in Wales.
Anna Ryder-Richardson… Manor House Wildlife Park is a conservation-led zoo set in 52 acres of Pembrokeshire Parkland. Here you'll find endangered species from all corners of the world in a natural and beautiful corner of Wales.
Ivy Court at Llys-y-fran is the ideal touring base for exploring the Country and the entire 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Close at hand are the ancient woodlands of the untouched Gwaun Vally and the heather strewn Preseli Hills (source of the massive bluestones of stonehenge). The area is scattered with prehistoric sites such as Castle Henlly, a reconstructed iron-age fort and the impressive burial chamber of Pentre Ifan dating from 3000 B.C.
You’ll discover the rugged beauty of Dinas Head and unhurried atmosphere of Newport with its sandy estuary and ancient “Parrog” or harbour and a host of delightful coves which are within half an hour’s drive.
The breath-taking coastal scenery of St. Brides Bay offer Pembrokeshire’s most accessible beaches, with Newgale’s vast expanse of sand and an ideal place for surfing. The pocket resort of Broad Haven and village beaches at Little Haven and Nolton. Beyond, on a sheltered inlet lies the village of Solva. At the westernmost tip of Wales (Pembroke or Pen-fro means “Lands End” in Welsh), you’ll discover St. David’s – Britain’s smallest city. The Cathedral is an architectural delight, a place of pure peace hidden away in a green hollow.
There are plenty more things to do in Pembrokeshire Golf, fishing, Horse Riding, Walking, Bird watching, Museums, Galleries and Crafts.